Thanks for taking time to think this through and how it might work for you.
First, yes, we do have to deal with the reality that public transportation is about both, reducing vehicle miles traveled, traffic congestion and pollution at the same time it is about providing affordable transportation alternatives for our citizens. It isn’t just one thing and therefore compromises have to be made. I am literally working on a project to improve transit access for several low/middle income neighborhoods (one car working families) and the closest we are going to get a bus to stop is a little more than a mile. This walk is on a narrow, unlined road with 45mph speed limits without a sidewalk and without any street lights. This neighborhood would love to have free Uber/Lyft rides to/from their bus stop. They surely can’t afford to do it every day. We are working on improving safety to make them self sufficient, not pay their way. Bike commuting in RTP would be equitable infrastructure.
Bike/Bus/Bike commuting can work but it does take collaboration between the transit folks, employers and employees. It sounds like you may have special circumstances which have to be sorted in order to make the bike commute work for you. If we built protected bike lanes and parking, at least you are in the game of working out the details with your employer.
I have seen the GoPerks program. It’s puzzling to me and it doesn’t seem to address the inhibitors to people being willing to try bike commuting…rewards points and gift cards?
I hope you get to try bike commuting and see how it works for you.